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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 69,713 People

    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 17 hrs ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Sometimes u feel that u are unlucky,

    and alone that feeling makes depressed,because no one cares about u.This why we are depressed because we depend our lives on people
    mrsabri mrsabri 18-21, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I thought I had won the battle finally.

    I was placed on Cymbalta..they increased it and besides being tired all the time....my mood was good. they increased it again a couple of weeks ago and now I'm a mess. I haven't stopped crying tonight. Will this ever stop? will I always have to be afraid that my depression...
    mandy6b mandy6b 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Being TG for the last couple of years has put

    my mind on a war path that makes me over think, in a space of say 5 minutes I'll think about if I want to stay who I am or go the other path and be who I feel I should be. It makes a hole in my chest that feels like it sucks emotion out of me and I can't feel anything and I just...
    frozochick0400 frozochick0400 18-21, T 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    I battle depression. I’m not crazy.

    I’m not dumb. I don’t want to die, but I often feel like I want to take my own life. I am not dangerous to anyone but myself. I don’t need to be taught a lesson. I don’t need to be ridiculed. I don’t need to be taken advantage of because I am vulnerable and reach out...
    mrsabri mrsabri 18-21, M 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Hiya there, i'm Gavin,

    I like to help people with depression/self-harm, so if you need to talk you can message me
    GavinP GavinP 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    I did it. I had a slight form of depression.

    All i did i changed the way i lived. City, people and work. It helped me. Hope it will help you too
    nataliawww nataliawww 26-30, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    Smile and know that Jesus loves everyone in the

    world and has a plan for your life! He hasn't forsaken you, he's waiting for you to turn to him and find forgiveness and peace in what you have done! When Judgment Day comes, he wants you to be on his side and to not let the devil drag you down! Jesus is the way the truth and...
    ZZRoll ZZRoll 16-17, M 6 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    As I'm writing I am sat in my car in the lot

    outside work having just walked out of the office. My demons have become too big again. I can't carry on like this. No human should be so chronically sad as this right now. I can't be alone nor can I talk to people in this mood. What the hell is wrong with me. What can I do...
    drowen1 drowen1 26-30, M 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    One day I'm so angry

    and sad, but the next I'm so happy. I think I'm bi-polar but to scared to ask mom to take me to therapist
    Sevrin77 Sevrin77 13-15, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Depression, anxiety, ptsd,

    personality disorder and more. Sick of it, 35 yrs fighting it. No family, no friends, no home, no life, just me and my illness. So over it.
    jakdempsey jakdempsey 46-50, M 4 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    Everyday of my life..

    . i battle depression. Ive beaten it once but only a few know that it has been with me passed that. Its a struggle to stay happy but with my mind that is never possible. I was suppose to die at birth... I was mistake... I wasnt suppose to live. I escaped the threshold of death...
    InfiniteZero InfiniteZero 13-15, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    A plush blanket of comfort

    and destruction bound tightly around my frail body. My breathing is constantly labored and my toes curled under bracing for the next mental blow. Anxiety is a consistent flow of breath taking views from the peaks of happiness and the dark shallow graves from the valleys of fear...
    writingmyrelease writingmyrelease 26-30, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    my ex came to me yesterday saying

    that he had cheated on his current girlfriend.......I was so happy I couldn't stop laughing! there little perfect relationship was falling apart just like ours did! but then I felt terrible and decided that instead of sitting by and watching it crash and burn I would offer up...
    ShysietheVampiric ShysietheVampiric 18-21, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I hate the feeling.. like I'm hallow inside.

    for years now I've battled it, but it always seems to win. balancing extreme anxiety, school, work, & life is just too much for for me at times. I don't know if I can keep it up much longer. failure always goes through my head if I'm not already second guessing it. I recently...
    KatelynnRae98 KatelynnRae98 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 35 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    I3luemoon I3luemoon 18-21, M 12 mins ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    I can't seem to put my thoughts down,

    my minds not racing, I just feel extremely overwhelmed. I want to try millions of things and end up doing absolutely nothing. I waste my time searching for contentment only to waste an entire day with mindless things. Ugh.
    Savions Savions 22-25, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Went on a date today.

    Spent 4 hours with him. I can't remember much of the conversation. I felt sleepy and bored. Am I just desperate if I give him another chance?
    transienthope transienthope 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    when will this depression leave?

    ??? so exhausted in fighting this.....
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F 5 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I thought I got over this.

    But I keep having severe mood swings where I will be in the worst mood ever for a day and then I'm back to normal. I feel like I'm just pushing all my problems to the back of my head and they're coming back up because they never actually went away...if that makes any sense...
    trademymistakesXxxx trademymistakesXxxx 16-17, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    what are the signs my pulse is quick random

    weeping never awake can't sleep paranoid quiet hurts the head people hurt the heart no where left to go
    Polis195 Polis195 36-40, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    rpf1988 rpf1988 41-45, M 11 hrs ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    It's been going on for more

    than fours years now. A little backstory for the last few years I've gome thru some events have gotten me to this point. Things like totalling my car on the freeway. Having to take care of my elderly mother who deals with a bunch of medical issues on my own. Which stressed me...
    Xmarks87 Xmarks87 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 57 Responses Jan 18

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